Hands of a person with the condition Xanthaemia

Hands of a person with the condition Xanthaemia

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Credit: JAMES STEVENSON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Comparison of a hand of a patient suffering from Xanthaemia or carotenaemia (right) and a normal hand (left). Xanthaemia is the presence in the blood of an excess of the yellow pigment carotene. The condition is caused by an excessive intake of carrots or tomatoes, or other vegetables containing the pigment.

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Keywords: carotenaemia, carotene, condition, disease, disorder, excess of, hand, healthcare, medical, medicine, pigment excess, xanthaemia

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